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Nintendo unveils Nintendo 2DS, Wii U price drop, Wind Waker HD Wii U Bundle [Update: 2DS product video, shots]


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Update: 2DS video, product & lifestyle shots

A whole lot of news coming out of Nintendo today! First up, and the biggest surprise, is the announcement of the Nintendo 2DS. This device is labeled as an “affordable entry point” into portable gaming with Nintendo, and will be priced at $129.99. Releasing on October 12th alongside Pokemon X and Y, the device is essentially a 3DS without the 3D, able to play both 3DS and DS titles. It also drops the clam shell design in favor of a fixed, slated form and will come in both blue and red at launch.

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Nintendo 2DS Product Shots:

Nintendo 2DS Lifestyle Shots:
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Nintendo is also dropping the price on the Wii U, taking the Deluxe bundle down to $299, and will be releasing a Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD bundle, news of which leaked earlier this week. The bundle will be priced at $299.99, and features a black Wii U Deluxe unit with some special Zelda art trim on the GamePad, a digital version of the Hyrule Historia book, and a digital version of Wind Waker HD.

wii u zelda hd bundleSpeaking of, Wind Waker HD will launch a little earlier via digital copy, with the eShop version of the game becoming available on September 20th. A boxed copy of the game is still on the way, featuring some trademark gold packaging, and is scheduled to release on October 4th. Both versions are priced at $49.99, with a GameStop special edition with Ganondorf figurine priced at $54.99.

Nintendo also updated their release slate for the rest of the year, with some minor date changes for 3DS and Wii U releases. Here’s the full list for 2013:

Wii U

  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD: Launches Sept. 20 (downloadable) and Oct. 4 (packaged) at a suggested retail price of $49.99.
  • Wii Party U: Launches Oct. 25 bundled with a Wii Remote Plus controller and stand at a suggested retail price of $49.99.
  • Super Mario 3D World: Launches Nov. 22 at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze: Launches Dec. 6 at a suggested retail price of $49.99.
  • Wii Fit U: Launches this holiday season. Further details, including launch date, pricing and bundling information, will be revealed at a later date.
  • Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games: Launches this holiday season. Further details, including launch date and pricing, will be revealed at a later date.
  • Third-party titles: Previously announced titles on the way from Nintendo’s publishing partners include:Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure (Sept. 24) and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Fall) from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment; Skylanders SWAP Force (Oct. 13) and Call of Duty: Ghosts (Nov. 5) from Activision Publishing; Sonic Lost World (Oct. 22) from SEGA; and Rayman Legends (Sept. 3), Just Dance 2014 (Oct. 8),Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (Oct. 29) and Watch_Dogs (Nov. 19) from Ubisoft.

Nintendo 3DS

  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds: Launches Nov. 22 at a suggested retail price of $39.99.
  • Mario Party: Island Tour: Launches Nov. 22 at a suggested retail price of $39.99.
  • Third-party titles: Previously announced titles on the way from Nintendo’s publishing partners include: Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure (Sept. 24); LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril (Fall) and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (Oct. 25) from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment; Skylanders SWAP Force (Oct. 13) from Activision Publishing; Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! (Nov. 19) from D3Publisher; and Sonic Lost World (Oct. 22) from SEGA.